The highly secretive Chinese military was credited with aiding in the response to the epidemic in the epicenter of Wuhan earlier this year, but no information has been released about cases among military personnel or any change in the armed forces’ readiness status. … [Read more...] about China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials
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Janssen and the NYU Division of Medical Ethics developed a process whereby any physician could apply for access on behalf of their patient via a portal on the company’s website. Requests for patients eligible to enroll in clinical trials were met with information about suitable trials. In contrast, requests for patients in whom the use of the drug was considered to pose unacceptable safety risks were denied. … [Read more...] about Many patients, little drugs: Who should get scarce COVID-19 treatments?
“It doesn’t take much water to put out a match — just a drop — but a drop of water does not do much for a kitchen fire,” he said. “So if we apply this drop of water, the antibodies, early in the disease process, then we can snuff it out and not have downstream damage.” … [Read more...] about Engineer? Cancer expert? Physicist? They’re coronavirus researchers now
A massive study that raised health concerns over hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug touted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE as a coronavirus treatment, is coming under scrutiny from scientists who are demanding to see the data behind it. … [Read more...] about Massive hydroxychloroquine study raising health concerns about the drug under scrutiny from scientists
Perhaps the most vulnerable researchers are those just starting out in their careers who don’t have a track record of success to fall back on. For newly minted doctorates, advancing up the scientific ranks is a challenge in normal times. Now many fear it will be all but impossible as their laboratory work — and the coveted academic publications that should follow — enters a sort of purgatory it may never escape. … [Read more...] about With laboratories shut, coronavirus forces scientists to ‘stop cold’